Saturday, August 04, 2007

Here's the dealio yo

I didn't wake up until 5:45 this morning! And since I missed the 5:30 meeting last night, I definitely wanted to go to the 6:30 this morning. So I brushed my teeth, made a cup of coffee in my travel press, threw on some clothes, and beat it the heck out of here. I sat through a meeting, wondering what the hell people were talking about. I don't think I was awake enough to be there.

And then sometimes it is just good for me to sit and wonder what they are talking about. And it is also good for me to see the clusters of people talking and feel left out. Because it reminds me of what a new person must feel when they listen to us and our AA jargon. And to feel left out of the group is a great reminder that I must always be more aware of people needing help in an AA meeting than being aware of which of my friends are there - and what we are going to do after the meeting.

So it is all good!

I am going to leave here in a minute to go to the race expo for tomorrow's triathlon. I will pick up my race packet and probably buy some stuff I can't live without!

"I came to AA solely for the purpose of sobriety, but it has been through AA that I have found God." -- Alcoholics Anonymous (3rd ed.), p. 192

9 comments:

Pam said...

I'm going to be a nervous wreck all day tomorrow....waiting to hear (read) your post. You know you ROCK ......GO GET EM'

Rex said...

Best of luck to you. You are an inspiration for sure!

dAAve said...

Rarely have we seen a person fail ...

Scott W said...

Word, dude.

Sober @ Sundown said...

Thanks for posting this. I never felt more left out as I did in AA meetings in San Francisco. It is nice that you are able to step outside of yourself and notice the new person.

Good luck on the triathlon tomorrow! I hope you enjoy every minute.

lash505 said...

you rock girl.. son coming home soon. Another dinner to plan for I am working on a flight dinner and a meeting sounds good at york street

lash505 said...

I guess your still asleep>>

Shannon said...

I love your perspective one this... LOL I am laughing because last night we were at a BBQ and I was sitting off to the side, and realized no one was coming over to me... LOL to me??? LOL and I was watching all my friends laughing and having a great time... I felt left out and sad, but I picked up my chair and the baby, and hiked over to where they were (something I would of been too afraid to do as a new kid) and sat with them and had a great time too!

But your perspective of the new comer thank you for reminding

MC I am thinking about you for tomorrow too. WOW GURL - you just really always amaze and inspire me... WOW WOW WOW


love ya ((((HUGS)))

Christine said...

Good luck!